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Things to do in Kolkata

There are several things to in Kolkata. You can make your trip special right from the day of arrival in the city. Dotted with historical monuments it is a right place to get the glimpses of British Raj.

While on one hand you can visit monuments like Shahid Minar, Victoria Memorials, Fort William, Marble Palace, on the other you can visit amusement and theme parks to make your stay enjoyable. 

Long known as the cultural capital of India, it is definitely a city to visit at least once in a lifetime. There is a lot to explore in this eastern part of the country. This article takes you through a list of things to do in Kolkata.

Fun & Frolic at Amusement & Theme Parks in Kolkata

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Book your date to Amusement & Theme Parks for thrilling amusements rides food and loads of fun. Nicco Park located in Salt Lake City is a very popular amusement park. 

Perfect for every gender and age groups the park has everything to catch the eyes and attention of the visitors. 


Easy to find and reach it is certainly one stop destination for the fun lovers. Aquatica, a water theme park is the focal point of unlimited fun.

With tempting combination of discotheque, Water Park, lounge, restaurant, bowling alley, spa, the park offers everything to the fun loving visitor. 

Enjoy the rides and stride at the water park or relish the famous intercontinental dishes and more in a relaxed and loving environment.

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Enjoy boating at Nalban Boating Complex

Nalban Boating Complex is one of the famous picnic spot in Kolkata. It is very popular with adventure lovers, tourist and visitors. Here you can explore and enjoy different types of boating experience with assortment of boats. 

From Paddle boats to Rowing boats, Deluxe sikara, Hovercraft, all are available to keep you enchanted throughout the day. Witness the true essence and activity related with this beautiful and natural lake area of Kolkata.

Address - Salt Lake, Sector IV.
Kolkata - 700 091
Timing- 9.00 A.M. To 8.30 P.M. On weekdays
9.00 A.M. To 9.00 P.M. On Weekends

Explore Historical Monuments of the City

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You can take out a day to enjoy historical tour in the city. Start with Shaheed Minar which symbolizes the respect and honor for great soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the freedom of India.  

The famous Fort William which played a major role in the famous Battle of Plassey (1757) is in front of historical Kolkata Maidan. Today it is used as the headquarters of the Eastern Command of the Indian Army. No trip to Kolkata will be considered complete if you have missed famous Victoria Memorial.  Read more

Visit Popular Art Galleries in Kolkata

Take out time and visit the famous art galleries in Kolkata to explore the cultural richness of the city. Today you can find numerous art galleries in and around the city. 

The Centre of International Modern Art or CIMA art gallery that came up in 1993 today is held with high regards amongst the art lovers as it has a record of holding various world class exhibitions of renowned artists.

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From beautiful portraits of Abanindra Nath Tagore to that of Jamini Roy, Gopal Ghosh and other acclaimed artists one can find all and more in another equally famous Chitrakoot art gallery. The gallery is a must visit destination for art lovers s it houses every item to please their eyes. 

Here is a list of popular Art Galleries in Kolkata:

Centre of International Modern Art Gallery (CIMA Gallery)
Sunny Towers, 43, Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue
Kolkata 700019

Art Gallery
Near Ghola Bus Stand, Barasat Road,
Sodepur, Kolkata-700110

Ashutosh Museum of Indian Art
19B Anthony Bagan
LA Amherst St- 700009

Academy Of Fine Arts
2, Opp Victoria Memorial, Cathedral Road,
Kolkata – 700071

Gallery Images & Beyond
4, Ground Floor, Opp. Jima House
Creek Row, Sealdah, Kolkata – 700014

Maxmuller Bhavan
8, Ballygunge Circular Road
Ballygunge, Kolkata – 700019

If you are interested in art and craft read here 

Enjoy Sipping tea at 'The Indian Coffee House'

Located near the college street, it is a haven for bright minds in Kolkata. The sandwiches and tea are definitely worth trying here. The staff inside with red turbans reminds the British era. The Coffee House is a big hit for travelers looking to gather some fruitful information about the city.

Kolkata Trams

Once of the things to do in Kolkata which no other city would offer an experience of is traveling in the trams of Kolkata. These trams are run by Kolkata Tramways Company. 

This is the oldest and the only tram operating service in India built in 1902. The entire city is not covered by trams but major places of the city are covered by it. The tram fares are also very economical – approximately INR 5.

Relish the taste of authentic Bengali Sweets

The food of Bengal is as sweet as the language itself. Visiting famous outlets to find traditional sweets of Kolkata is certainly a good option. Enjoy the white spongy Rasgullas, Misthi Doi, Sondesh at K.C. Das Grandson Pvt. Ltd. Read More

Watch art performances at Rabindra Sadan

This place truly gives a character to Kolkata. Fine art which has been in the Bengali genes expresses itself at this place. The connoisseurs of art, music, craft, dance and poetry can experience all the five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and feel at this place. 

There are several magazines, newspapers and websites which give you information about events which are to be organized at Rabindra Sadan and Sisir Manch.

Visiting the Belur Math

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Feel the essence of spirituality at Belur Math. Standing at the west bank of Hooghly River it is a must visit place in Kolkata. A fusion of Hindu, Islamic and Christian architecture – the temple is a symbol of devotion and learning.

It stands as headquarters of the Ramakrishna Math and Mission, founded by Swami Vivekananda, a chief disciple of Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Read more

Howrah Sail

And finally, a trip to Kolkata is not complete without enjoying Howrah sail. There are many ferry operators who can take you for Howrah Sail. With all these and many other entertainment options, one thing is sure that you will find worth visiting the City of Joy.

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